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              Mihi
               

              Mihi (Board Book)

              Illustrated by Bishop, Gavin

              • RRP: $17.99
              • $14.39
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              This beautiful boardbook for every New Zealand baby introduces ideas of me and my whanau in the form of a simple mihi This beautiful boardbook for every New Zealand baby introduces ideas of me and my whanau within the form of a simple mihi or pepeha. A simple book to look at and ...share with babies, it can also be used as an introduction to a child's pepeha. Moves from waka, mountain, iwi, mama and papa to the reading baby. Ko toku ao tenei, this is my world.
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              ISBN 9781776573028
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2020
              Publisher Gecko Press
              Interest Age 1-3 years
              Language (Maori)
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              Mister Whistler
               

              Mister Whistler (Paperback)

              By Mahy, Margaret; Illustrated by Bishop, Gavin

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $15.99
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              An hilarious and lively picture book by two of the luminaries of New Zealand's children's picture books. Mister Whistler always has a song in his head and a dance in his feet. But when he has to catch a train, he is so distracted that he loses his ticket-and has to dance his way ...out of his clothes to find it!
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              ISBN 9781877467929
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2013
              Publisher Gecko Press
              Interest Age 0-5 years
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              Wildlife of Aotearoa
               

              Wildlife of Aotearoa (Hardback)

              By Bishop, Gavin

              • RRP: $40.00
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              "Long before waka touched Aotearoa's shores, the land of the long white cloud was home to an array of creatures uniquely adapted to its environments and protected by its isolation. Encounter New Zealand's incredible wildlife in this spectacular visual exploration. Journey through... ocean, sky and land to meet a marvellous range of organisms. Discover fascinating facts, and learn how we influence the survival of our living treasures"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9780143772514
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 5-12 years
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              Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story
               

              Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story (Hardback)

              By Bishop, Gavin

              • RRP: $40.00
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              "Over a thousand years ago, the wind, sea currents and stars brought people to the islands that became known as Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud. Navigate your way through this sumptuously illustrated story of New Zealand. Explore the defining moments of our history, ca...ptured by celebrated children's book creator Gavin Bishop, from the Big Bang right through to what might happen tomorrow. Discover Maori legends, layers of meaning and lesser-known facts"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9780143770350
              Published NZ 2 Oct 2017
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children
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              Helper and Helper
               

              Helper and Helper (Hardback)

              By Cowley, Joy; Illustrated by Bishop, Gavin

              • RRP: $29.99
              • $23.99
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              More funny stories and wry observations with the bestselling Snake and Lizard. Two very different creatures learn about the give-and-take of friendship in this warm and funny story set in the desert. Snake is elegant and calm, and a little self-centred; Lizard is exuberant and ir...repressible. With its wisdom, acceptance and good humour, Snake and Lizard captures the essence of friendship.The stories are beautifully illustrated by Gavin Bishop in warm and clear colours of the desert.
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              ISBN 9781776571475
              Published NZ 9 Feb 2017
              Publisher Gecko Press
              Interest Age Children
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              Bidibidi
               

              Bidibidi (Paperback)

              By Bishop, Gavin

              • RRP: $19.50
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              A discontented sheep called Bidibidi begins a journey in search of a new life, but after a series of misadventures from which she is rescued by other animals she decides to go home.

              ISBN 9781775431923
              Published NZ 21 Jan 2014
              Publisher Scholastic
              Interest Age 1-6 years
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              Snake and Lizard: 10th Anniversary Edition
                 

              Snake and Lizard: 10th Anniversary Edition (Paperback, New title)

              By Cowley, Joy; Illustrated by Bishop, Gavin

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $19.99
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              A collection of stories about the friendship between Snake and Lizard.

              ISBN 9780958278737
              Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781776571994
              Published NZ 6 Jan 2007
              Publisher Gecko Press
              Interest Age 7-9 years
              Series Snake and Lizard
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              Piano Rock: A 1950s Childhood
               

              Piano Rock: A 1950s Childhood (Hardback)

              By Bishop, Gavin

              • RRP: $36.00
              • $27.00
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              This is a memoir of Gavin Bishop's idyllic childhood days, growing up in Kingston beside gorgeous Lake Wakatipu. It's a gentle tale of a boyhood spent haring around outside, building huts, eating griddle scones, catching eels, watching the train, eating roast mutton, going to sch...ool on a horse, arguing with your best mate, eating marmite sandwiches, Guy Fawkes Day - and lots more eating. It's an elegantly written story but it's the illustrations that are the real star of this book. Using two different techniques, Gavin has created both colour and black and white illustrations that bring the story to life and give a great sense of nostalgia to it. This also includes a glossary that explains things like box brownie, tilly lamp, coronation, mutton birds, melting moments and brylcreem.
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              ISBN 9781869790103
              Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781775532576
              Published NZ 10 Oct 2008
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              Counting The Stars
               

              Counting The Stars (Paperback)

              Illustrated by Bishop, Gavin

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $14.99
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              A sequel to Taming the Sun and Riding the Waves, Gavin Bishop's latest stunning book contains four more Maori myths, including two well-known legends (Ranginui and Papatuanuku and Hinemoa and Tutanekai) and two less well-known legends (The battle of the birds and Kae and the whal...e). Aimed at children 3-10 years, these myths are simply written and yet powerful. They're exciting and scary but each story is nicely resolved. Gavin allows the essence of the original myths to remain while also re-telling them for a new generation of children.The illustrations are stunning - the different colour palette for each story and the strong mix of techniques create bold and beautiful images. Counting the Stars is a collection that continues to take traditional myths to a new level. Created by one of New Zealand's most talented and passionate children's book writers and illustrators.
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              ISBN 9781775530176
              Published NZ 28 Sep 2012
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              The House That Jack Built
               

              The House That Jack Built (Paperback)

              Illustrated by Bishop, Gavin

              • RRP: $22.99
              • $18.39
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              "The House that Jack Built is a book with two strands. The main rhythmic text, based on the well-known rhyme, tells the story of Jack Bull, who travels to New Zealand from London as a new settler in 1798. "The detailed contemporary illustrations ... tell the story from a Maori pe...rspective - beginning with the myth of creation: Papatuanuku the earth mother, Ranginui the sky father and their children as guardians of the land. As the story goes on and Jack's house grows, Papatuanuku is shown in the illustrations to weaken and fade.
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              ISBN 9781877467615
              Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781877467608
              Published NZ 2 Mar 2012
              Publisher Gecko Press
              Interest Age 2-6 years
              Availability
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